In 2001 Todd and his with Kelli were expecting their first born child. Todd wanted to make sure he was prepared for this journey so he decided to read everything he could find regarding pregnancy, caring for and raising a child.
What Todd began to realize was that most of what he read was basically just all the things that could go wrong. This led to constant worrying during and after the birth of his daughter, Ashley. Todd just chalked it up to being a new parent and figured that this is just something every parent goes thru.
Even though Ashley was a happy and healthy baby, Todd was just waiting for something bad to happen. During this time, Todd was waking up almost every half hour at night just so he could go and check on his daughter. This led to even more anxiety as well as the beginning of some OCD.
As the years passed Todd noticed that his worries started to spill over into other areas of his life - family, work, relationships, etc. Todd started to think that there was something medically wrong with him so he decided to go see his doctor.
Todd's doctor confirmed what Todd had already known - he was diagnosed as having anxiety and OCD. The doctor first instructed Todd to get more exercise and to eat healthier. When exercise and diet failed to give Todd the results he was looking for, his Doctor prescribed him medication. Although the medication did help some, Todd still had worries and did not want to be on medication for the rest of my life.
Todd was ready to accept that constant worrying and OCD was just going to be a part of his life for now on. But that was about to change. What started out as a simple conversation with a friend turned out to be life changing. When Todd explained to his friend the worries he had been having, his friend informed him of a verse in the bible that may help him cope - Philippians 4:6-7.
This is what Todd had been searching for. He realized that Christ has been with him the entire time willing to listen and take his worries from him.
Simply taking the time to recall the verse helped reduce Todd's worries. But there were times that his worries were so strong that the verse was lost among all the noise in his head. This is when Todd realized that he needed to create some sort of reminder.
Todd had bought worry stones before and liked how they fit in his pocket. The idea of rubbing the worry stone appealed to Todd because it allowed him to perform an action instead of just having a thought. But there was something missing - Christ. Todd decided to create a coin that allowed him to perform an action that reminded him of Philippians 4:6-7.
The No Worries coin idea and prayer came to Todd one night as he was just about to fall asleep. Within a week the entire concept and design came to life.
Todd produced some coins and gave them away to family and friends. The feedback was immediate and positive. The coin was actually working!
It was with this feedback that Todd realized that if the coin can have such a meaningful impact on those he gave it to, it might be able to help others.
Todd created No Worries Spot, LLC in 2020 and is now in the process of mass producing the coin in order to introduce its message to those who need it.